R4N5H (1182) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015 foxo82 (900) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Brew Dog Notts. Black - yes - one-dimensional smooth bitter thing with little flavour or finish. Slight smokey liquorice. Ok.
Draught at The Brewery Bar, Camden Town Brewery on 19-Aug-2015. Black in colour with a thick tan coloured head. Medium body and carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate and pine. Lots if flavour - dark fruits, toasted malt, caramel, cocoa and hops. A nice bittersweet finish. Nice fresh and flavourful ale. Scopey (14707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Keg at the brewery. It pours hazy deep brown with a thick tan head. The nose is earthy, rich roasts, toasted nuts, umami, dark chocolate and Rocky Road. The taste is smooth, bitter, earthy roast, coffee grounds, peppercorn, umami, salted liquorice, cocoa and some acidity with a dry, roast finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Good balance of flavours. A solid schwarz. Perhaps a bit dry, but enjoyable nonetheless. Theydon_Bois (19488) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Keg at the brewery, 11/06/15.
Black with a well appointed light tan head.
Nose is dark fruits, light smoke, charr, earthy red berry snap.
Taste comprises dark malt, charr, treacle toffee, spice, raisens, light cocoa nibs.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close
Solid schwarz. Johnstledger8 (1190) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2015
Draught. Pitch black with a mostly lasting white head. Some lacing around the glass. Aroma of vanilla, blackcurrant, chocolate, bubblegum, blue raspberry. Taste is of forest fruits, earthy, slightly metallic, really fruity. Little watery, medium carbonation. Lovely stuff. planky84 (3259) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Keg at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Ash brown pour with a beige head. Smoke, pepper and dark berry aroma. Flavours of roasted malt, burnt sugar, raisin, black cherry and light smoke. Dark fruit mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.
imdownthepub (14547) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Keg at The White Hart, Crystal Palace, London. Dark brown with cream head. Quite a sweetish, malty beer, there is a vegetable hint alongside a plummy fruitiness. Not a great deal of palate but enough. Reasonable. harrisoni (18577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
On tap at The Brewery. Very dark brown beer. Lasting beige head. Hoppy dark lager. Hops jump out of the glass at you. Then some chocolate malt then more hops. Fresh tasty and lovely. Excellent. jjsint (3089) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at Black Heart, Camden. Very dark brown, almost opaque. A little bit of brownish head and lacing. Light aroma of grain, cola, liquorice, grape juice... it’s pleasant but hard to get my head around. Sweet candied taste, turning only slightly more bitter in the finish. Clean light body. This is a hard style to pull off, but I’ve enjoyed this. Stuu666 (13390) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
keg at the hanging bat. pours black , nose is roasted malt, grassy, taste is similar, dry. allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black with a thin beige head. Aromas are light toffee, not much else. Light herbal taste, more toffee. Thin finish.